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Enoch Haywood Forbes Family Album


Enoch Haywood Forbes (1856 - 1920)


Enoch H. Forbes & Maryann Gabriel on their wedding day
(Artist rendition from tintype)

Enoch Haywood Forbes, son of Stephen G. & Ann Forbes, was born in Coinjock, NC on April 3, 1856 and died in Greenville, Pitt Co. NC on March 3, 1920 [see death certificate].  He married Albina O'Neal in Currituck Co. on Nov. 21, 1877.  Albina, born Nov. 21, 1851, was the daughter of Simeon (sometimes listed as Simon or Simmons) and Sarah O'Neal.  She died on Sept. 7, 1892 [see tombstone].  Enoch & Albina had the following children:
   1) Ada Albina Forbes  b: Feb. 19, 1879 Coinjock  d: July 20, 1951; married Ambrose Barco Walston
   2) Blanche B. Forbes  b: Aug. 11, 1883 Coinjock  d: May 18, 1976 Morehead City, NC; married Henry W. Snell
   3) Maude Forbes  b: Jan. 26, 1886  d: Apr. 6, 1917 Woodville, NC; married Starkie R. Simons
   4) Herman Bennett Forbes  b: Aug. 22, 1890  d: Aug. 20, 1943; married Mary Wilson

After Albina died in 1892, Enoch then married Mary Ann "Mamie" Gabriel, daughter of George R. & Elizabeth Smithwick GabrielMary Ann & Enoch were married at Whales Head in Currituck County on Sept. 5, 1893.  Mary Ann was born March 24, 1870 in Carteret Co., NC and died in Washington, Beaufort Co., NC on Oct. 29, 1950 [see death certificate].  Together Enoch & Mary Ann had six children:
   1) Almeda DeEtta Forbes  b: June 10, 1894 Coinjock, NC  d: Sept. 23, 1969 [see death certificate]; married George W. Pelletier
   2) Marvin Meredith Forbes  b: Jan. 16, 1896 Coinjock, NC  d: Sept. 25, 1956 Greenville, NC [see death certificate]; never married
   3) Roy Haywood Forbes  b: Dec. 8, 1898 Coinjock, NC  d: Oct. 22, 1942 Washington, NC [see death certificate]; married Oravel Chambers
   4) Grace Odell Forbes  b: Oct. 6, 1901 Coinjock, NC  d: Mar. 13, 1927 Greenville, NC [see death certificate]; married Guy Baker
   5) Czerda Louise "Zertie" Forbes  b: June 30, 1903  d: Mar. 25, 1981 Greenville, NC; married Major Paramore
   6) Jesse Spry Forbes  b: Aug. 21, 1905  d: Aug. 31, 1986; married Gladdie Bright Forrest


Mary Ann (Gabriel) Forbes
2nd wife of Enoch Haywood Forbes


l to r: Jesse Spry Forbes & Herman Bennett Forbes


Roy Haywood Forbes


Roy Haywood Forbes & wife, Oravel Chambers Forbes

Enoch's parents, Stephen & Ann Forbes, are somewhat of a mystery. It is believed that Ann was the daughter of Lemuel Ball who, in 1860, made his will in Currituck County wherein he gives a life estate to his wife Frances and at her death a life estate to Stephen & Ann Forbes.  After their deaths the land goes to Stephen & Ann's 2 sons, William O. Butler Forbes and Enoch Haywood Forbes.  It is believed that Stephen & Ann, perhaps newly married, are living with Lemuel Ball in 1840.  They are certainly living in the Lemuel Ball household in 1850 and 1860.  It is assumed that Lemuel died between the time of making his will in June 1860 and Nov. 1865 when the will was probated.  Lemuel's wife is not found in the 1870 census so she may have also died.  Stephen & his family were in the Poplar Branch Twp. during the census years of 1870 & 1880.  Enoch Haywood Forbes and his family lived in the Poplar Branch Twp. when the 1900 census was taken but by 1910 had moved to Morehead City in Carteret Co., NC.  In 1920 the family lived in Greenville, Pitt County, NC. where the census was taken a little over a week before his death.

If anyone knows who Stephen G. Forbes' parents are or if you have anything to add to this page, please e-mail me.

Photos & information kindly submitted by Sharyn Guthrie.  No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research.